We are excited you are interested in trying out for the 2020 SEACT’s upcoming musical, Mamma Mia!
You must be 16 or older to audition. Anyone 16-18 years old must have a parent or guardian signature to audition and participate in the production.
To be considered for a role, you must attend BOTH Sunday and Monday audition dates.
Sunday, 12/15 Open Audition
DANCE CALL: Everyone must participate in the initial dance audition. We will learn Money Money Money as a group. If you are only auditioning for Ensemble, then this is all you will need to learn. WEAR CLOTHES AND SHOES YOU CAN DANCE IN. Please have hair pulled back.
FEMALE and MALE leads and Ensemble: Those wishing to audition for a lead will pick one of the selections provided. Ensemble will audition with one song.
All Cast, Ensemble: Money Money Money
Young Female Solo: Honey, Honey
Older Female Lead: Mamma Mia
Older Female Lead or Older Male Lead: Knowing Me, Knowing You
Young Male Lead or Young Female Lead: Lay All Your Love On Me
Money Money Money choreography review and auditions. Lead vocal auditions to perform one of the songs listed below will be at the discretion of the Director. All others are welcome to stay and work on the dance number and review the ensemble song. You may leave at this point.
Donna: The Winner Takes It All
Harry: Our Last Summer
Sophie: I Have a Dream
Sophie/Sky: Lay All Your Love On Me
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If I audition for the ensemble, is it possible to be cast in a lead role?
Sing what you’re comfortable with. If you sing for the ensemble, we may decide to ask you to sing for a lead role on Monday. Likewise, if you sing for a lead role, that doesn’t mean you won’t be considered for the ensemble if you don’t get a callback for a lead role.
I consider myself to be an “actor who sings” rather than a “singer who acts.” I’m concerned because I noticed that there isn’t an acting component to the initial audition. How can I show that I’m a great actor?
The best way to show your acting skills for this show is to act through the songs. If you have the vocal chops required for the role, and show character potential, you will get the opportunity to read dialogue for the role.
I’ve listened to the CD and all the music is so hard. I don’t think I can sing the lead roles. Should I still try out?
Yes! There are many opportunities that require less vocal gymnastics than the lead roles. We need a variety of people in the show, including many featured dancers, so try out!
There aren’t that many lead roles in this show. Will there be opportunities for features?
There are vocal and dance features that may not be listed on the cast list but will be selected after rehearsals begin.
CAST of CHARACTERS
Donna Sheridan: Owner of the Taverna on the Greek island of Kalokairi; Sophie’s mother, (around 40). Former lead singer of “Donna and the Dynamos. Honest, straight forward and hard-working. (“The Winner Takes it All”, “Slipping Through My Fingers”, “Dancing Queen”, “Super Trooper”, “Money, Money, Money”)
Sophie Sheridan: Donna’s headstrong 20 year-old daughter, determined to have what her mother never had: a traditional family and a father to walk her down the aisle. Young, bright and energetic, she has lived all her life on the island and is ready to leave. (“I Have a Dream”, “Honey, Honey”, “The Name of the Game”, “Lay All Your Love on Me”, “Under Attack”)
Tanya Cresham-Leigh: One of Donna’s oldest and best friends, Tanya (around 40) has married several millionaires and discovered a lot more about plastic surgery than love. Wild, fun-loving, flirty, big personality. (“Chiquitita”, “Dancing Queen’, “Super Trooper”, “Does Your Mother Know”)
Rosie Mulligan: Donna’s friend (around 40) a former member of the Dynamos; unmarried, free-spirited renowned author of cookbooks. Confident, funny and self-deprecating exterior which masks her inner vulnerability. Dances like nobody’s watching. (“Chiquitita”, “Dancing Queen”, “Super Trooper”, “Take a Chance on Me”)
Sam Carmichael: One of Sophie’s potential fathers, wealthy architect (40-50). Regrets leaving Donna, now finds himself divorced and back in her presence. Straight-laced, confident and composed. (“S.O.S”. , “Thank You for the Music”, “Knowing Me Knowing You”)
Harry Bright: Another of Sophie’s potential fathers, respected London banker, (40-50, British). Once a head-banging, partying musician who went down the straight road with his career. He is quirky, in the closet, and something of a romantic nostalgic. Genuine nice guy. (“Thank You for the Music”, “Our Last Summer”)
Bill Austin: Another of Sophie’s potential fathers, travel writer. Has visited the far reaches of the earth. (40-50), Bill has generally avoided the complexities of a relationship. Golden heart. (“Thank You for the Music”, “The Name of the Game”, “Take a Chance on Me”)
Sky: Sophie’s fiancé; former stockbroker who moved to the island in a young version of a mid-life crisis. Older than Sophie (25-32), Eager to please, hasn’t found all the answers he had hoped for on the island. (“Lay All Your Love on Me”)
Ali & Lisa: Sophie’s friends who have traveled to the island for the wedding. (early 20s, American) Both possess bubbly, bridesmaids excitement. (“Honey Honey” “Gimme Gimme”)
Pepper: Flirty waiter at the Taverna featured through his brief relationship with Tanya. (20-25, could be from anywhere). Energetic, fun-loving. Great dance part. (“Does Your Mother Know”)
Eddie: Waiter, boatman and handyman at the Taverna. Other half of double-act with Pepper. (20-30). (Full company numbers)
Father Alexandrios: The minister who officiates Sophie’s wedding. Greek Orthodox priest.
Ensemble of Singers and Dancers
AUDITION PREVIEW MATERIALS
SUNDAY, OPEN AUDITION
MONDAY, AT DIRECTOR'S REQUEST
Cast will be posted by Wednesday, Dec. 18 at Noon at SEACT.com.